Jon Corzine on Recovering From Tragedy
Corzine: Well, first of all, I wear my seat belt. It has changed my personal habits in a way that I think are important. I think it has, more fundamentally, given me a perspective on life that each moment that we’re given is an important one and you ought to use those moments as ably as you can, whether it’s with your family or your friends or in your working life, in all aspects. Try to seize the moment because those can come to an end at any point in time. Life is a real luxury that one shouldn’t take for granted. So philosophically, spiritually, I think I’ve grown by the experience. And I guess the last thing I know is that I always knew that you had to do things or things were not always of your own creation. I’m alive because a lot of good people helped me get a chance to be alive in a certain… in the circumstances that had evolved. And if they hadn’t been there, I could’ve been the smartest guy, I could’ve been the richest guy, I could’ve been anything and still wouldn’t be alive. It’s because a lot of other people make things happen that I think all of us have a chance to be happy, be successful, be who we are.
Since his car accident, Gov. Jon Corzine lives every day like it’s his last—and wears his seatbelt.
Harvard psychologists discover why we dislike the people who deliver bad news.
- A new study looked at why people tend to "shoot the messenger".
- It's a fact that people don't like those who deliver them bad news.
- The effect stems from our inherent need to make sense of bad or unpredictable situations.
He reminds us that meaning is wherever we choose to look.
- Alan Watts suggests there is no ultimate meaning of life, but that "the quality of our state of mind" defines meaning for us.
- This is in contradiction to the notion that an inner essence is waiting to be discovered.
- Paying attention to everyday, mundane objects can become highly significant, filling life with meaning.
If life exists on Mars, there's a good chance it's related to us, say researchers.
When MIT research scientist Christopher Carr visited a green sand beach in Hawaii at the age of 9, he probably didn't think that he'd use the little olivine crystals beneath his feet to one day search for extraterrestrial life.
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